All charts for Tahiti (NTAA) are available from SIA eAIP.

Recommended add-on scenery for Tahiti is listed here.


Tahiti - Faa'a (icao: NTAA; iata: PPT) is the major airport for the French territory of French Polynesia. Famed for its unique combination of French and Polynesian culture, Tahiti is one of the South Pacific's major international tourist destinations.

It has one runway - 04/22. To the north of the field is the ocean; to the south rapidly rising terrain. There are no runway-end taxiways and the terminal is located roughly one third along the runway from the 04 end, so all departures and long-running arrivals will require a back-track.

The main terminal is on the South apron, containing several stands supporting large airliners (P0 - P3) as well as a number for smaller aircraft. There is limited parking for large jet aircraft on the North apron. The only airliner access for the aprons is via the South Entry and North Entry taxiways respectively.



Flights departing Tahiti via OPERU (eg: to Pago Page and Apia) can expect to be assigned one of the following departures depending on the active runway.

Backtrack Required

Tahiti does not have full length taxiways and requires backtracking for departures and/or arrivals.

Please be aware of nearby aircraft and expedite all backtrack operations to minimise delays for other pilots.

Limited Parking Available

Tahiti has a limited number of gates available.

Gates will be allocated on an as-available basis. If the airport is particularly busy, you may be asked to board/deboard your aircraft in an overflow parking area - eg: on an unused apron area, or on a grass area adjoining the apron. This doesn't always reflect real-world operations, but may be necessary to handle the much-larger-than-real-world traffic flows at some event airports.

If you intend to remain at the airport for an extended period after arriving - for example, to observe the other aircraft - please advise the controller of your intentions and request taxi to a grass area to allow other pilots use of the gates.

*** Make sure your sim is set to ignore collisions with other aircraft. ***